Wet weather no day­dream for race

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

ON SUN­DAY, mem­bers of the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club took part in a short off­shore race.

Seven boats lined up un­der a de­cid­edly du­bi­ous look­ing sky for a race around Day­dream Is­land and for Di­vi­sion 2 com­peti­tors in­clud­ing White Rock.

The breeze was strong at the start, and boats en­joyed a fast and fu­ri­ous reach out to Pi­o­neer Point be­fore turn­ing down the pas­sage against the tide.

Trea­sure VIII picked the edge of the breeze per­fectly and soon stretched away from the rest of the di­vi­sion in a steady wall of rain caus­ing some frus­trat­ing holes on the course. Once around White Rock, kites were hoisted for the ride home and the skies cleared to dry out the soaked crews.

Huahine and Wob­bly Boot en­joyed a close tus­sle, with a mere three min­utes be­tween them at the fin­ish and Huahine claim­ing the hand­i­cap win

In Di­vi­sion 3 the heav­ier Anthea pre­ferred the stronger con­di­tions, soon pulling away from ri­vals Rossgo to fin­ish a com­fort­able 18 min­utes ahead.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were held at the club, where damp crews com­pared notes about the race.

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